Category Archives: Bloom

Bloom 2018 – Studded with Purple

I was full of woe in my last Bloom post wasn’t I! Oh dear it must have just been one of those days. I squeezed a few more flowers from the garden though made up of whites and greens and … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – Pretty Pinks and Sunny Yellows

It is the beginning of a beautiful day here in Leeds, just a hazy cloud covering. After all that hot sunshine this summer it’s still good to have more although there is a definite Autumn chill in the air. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – Gold and Blue

When I call in at charity shops in search for more Jack I always look at the selection of vases they have too. Last year I bought this sweet glazed brown vase for around 99p. The round body and narrow neck … Continue reading

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Bloom – Be Bold

Have I mentioned that we are having an unusually hot and dry summer? Oh I have….. You would think that all the flowers would be relishing, if not the drought, certainly the heat. But they are not. As I have … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – Herby Sweets

Still honing my florist skills with yet more sweet williams. They are more or less finished now. But I’ve sown more seed ready for next year and hopefully the year after thats flowers. I picked Oregano foliage and some Clematis … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – Sweet William and Anritrrhinum

Our ‘heatwave’ is continuing and I am trying to keep the annual flowers healthy and producing flowers without using too much water. There is a contradiction! I must admit that I have left the sweet willams to fend for themselves, … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – Hellebores and Sweet Rocket

I picked a few Hellebores before they set seed a week or so ago and to go along with them I added Alchemilla mollis, Euphorbia oblongata, Lunaria and Hesperis (sweet rocket). All plonked in my favourite blue glass vase. Everything … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – Peachy

I forced myself to cut a few tulips to arrange a few weeks ago and had a go at arranging them in a similar way to many of the florists I follow on Instagram. There was Tulip ‘Brownie’ and ‘Queen … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – The Hellebores

I love a first. I also love when it’s time to start sharing flower arrangements here again. We seem to have had a harder winter than usual but you know me I’m not going to complain about the snow….. okay … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – Planning and Pondering

It is that time of year again. How many years have I been sharing my endeavours to grow flowers for the house here on the blog? Quite a few now and I still love every part of this experience. I … Continue reading

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